knock the tar out of (someone)

knock the tar out of (someone)

1. To strike continuously and violently. Aw man, when my dad finds out that I broke the window, he's going to knock the tar out of me!
2. To defeat soundly. A: "Did you guys win today?" B: "We sure did! We knocked the tar out of them: 10-0!"
See also: knock, of, out, tar
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